By: Johan Lieu Back to Guides
When you develop websites, time is money, and money is time. The more shortcuts you have and pre-made forms you can use, the better; it saves you hours of programming, allowing you to work on the actual website design. However, you don’t want to just use any template or form. The form needs to be easy to drop in, customizable, functional, and most of all, attractive.
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Why Wufoo is a dream-come-true for website designers
Here’s why you’ll love using Wufoo if you design websites -- Wufoo is made for everyone: From the total pro-web designers, all the way to the casual freelancer, who isn’t a programmer. You can customize Wufoo to your heart’s content, or use one of the hundreds of ready-to-go online form templates. Here are just a few of the forms you can grab from Wufoo and drop into your site -- and you don’t even have to program them! (Unless of course you want to!)
We’re willing to bet that about 95% of websites contain (or should contain) some sort of contact form. Why spend valuable hours programming a contact form? Just grab the one that Wufoo has already created for you! Our contact form gives people a way to email people, without sharing the recipient’s email address. Of course, if you want to customize the contact form and make it extra jazzy, you’re free to do so. You can customize all of Wufoo’s forms.
eCommerce sites can be tricky to set up--and time consuming. Stop fearing them, my friend. Wufoo has all sorts of forms to make setting up an eCommerce site a snap, and we even have payment integrations you can use.
Online order forms: We currently offer 10 online order forms to choose from, ranging from a t-shirt order form, all the way to a template for ordering newspaper subscriptions. Browse them all, and choose which one applies to your business, or create your own!
Online payments: On your behalf, we’ve made friends with some of the internet’s most popular payment processing sites, so if you want to set up online payments, you don’t have to integrate multiple programs--we’ve done it for you! Just add in our Online Payment Form, and you can link it to one of the payment processing sites we partner with, like Stripe, PayPal, Braintree, Authorize.Net, and more.
Do you have a client that wants a website built for a 5k race? No probs. How about a website for a conference? Yeah, easy. What’s that? A neighborhood BBQ? You can do a website for that, too. We have all of the registration forms created for you, so have fun with the design, and voila--a website is ready! Use one of our ready-made online registration templates to collect contact information, provide event details, include a map, and even get payments when you add in our online payment form.
Feedback surveys are super versatile, and we have all sorts of them to choose from. Whether you’re looking for our Feedback Survey on the website design that you’re working on, or if your customer would like customer satisfaction surveys added to his or her website, we’ve handled it.
Customer satisfaction surveys: Give your website-design clients the option to collect feedback from their customers. We have a lot of different styles of feedback templates designed, depending on the industry. Choose from our Customer Satisfaction Field Service Survey, Customer Satisfaction Product Survey, or even our eCommerce Customer Satisfaction Survey!
And for your own personal business needs ...
Wufoo has created forms that are fantastic for website developers such as yourself to use on your business’s site. It’s great to know what kind of audience the customer’s site is intended for, so before you get started with design, ask your clients to use a Product/Service Design and Customer Requirements Form. Have them send it to their customers, so that they and you will have a clearer idea of who they’re serving and how the website should function. It’s a handy tool, and your clients will appreciate the extra-step you’re taking to understand their audience.
Still Curious How Wufoo Works?
Wufoo is an easy-to-use online tool that allows anyone to create and build online forms--no coding or programming required. And Wufoo hosts and stores everything, so you don't have to worry about where your forms or data will live.
You can completely customize the look and feel of your forms using our Theme Designer by choosing colors to fit your brand or theme, as well as adding your company's logo or your wedding colors to your forms. You can even use one of almost 300 form templates in our Form Gallery to jump start creating your forms, or look at our Examples to see how you can use Wufoo in your company.
Wufoo partners and works with loads of other applications, allowing you to accept data and information through your forms and send it other applications that your company uses. We have integrations with applications like MailChimp, Dropbox, Zapier, Salesforce, WordPress, and more.